Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is all set to form a government for third consecutive term in West Bengal as the party has won with a thumping majority in the elections. Several Opposition leaders from across party lines in the country have congratulated her for the victory and defeating the BJP in the state. But the question arises here is why Opposition is so happy with Mamata Banerjee’s win in West Bengal elections 2021?
In her victory speech, the TMC supremo said, “This is a battle won not just for Bengal but for India.”
Moments after the speech, a joint letter written by Opposition leaders such as Mamata Bannerjee, MK Stalin, Sonia Gandhi, Tejashwi Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Hemant Soren, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav was issued asking the central government to provide free Covid-19 vaccines to everyone in the country and oxygen to those in need.
Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari went on to call Banerjee “Jhansi Ki Rani” on the day when his grand-old party faced a crushing defeat in Kerala assembly elections. Social media platform Twitter is flooded with congratulatory messages from most of the Opposition stalwarts for Banerjee.